Guardiola: My future is in Bayern’s hands




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The former Barcelona trainer has stressed that he will stay true to his possession-based style of play and added that up to the club to decide whether he’s still the ideal.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has insisted that he will stay true to his own philosophy and has hinted that he is willing to leave if the club feels he is no longer the right man for the job.
The former Barcelona coach has been heavily criticised for his possession-based style of play in the aftermath of Bayern’s 5-0 Champions League semi-final defeat against Real Madrid.
Nevertheless, Guardiola has no intention of changing his philosophy in order to keep the Bayern hierarchy happy.
“I have my own philosophy and we will my philosophy against Hamburg, against Stuttgart, in the DFB-Pokal final and next year,” Guardiola stated at a press conference.
“I didn’t come here to change Germany’s football culture, but I do have my own ideas about the game. I can’t teach the players another coach’s ideas, so the players will have to adapt to my ideas. I cannot be Bayern coach if I have to say things I don’t agree with. That would be bad for the club and for the players, who are intelligent. They wouldn’t trust me if I wasn’t true to myself.
“The loss against Real Madrid has only strengthened my belief in my own philosophy. We lost in the Champions League semi-finals against a great team. These things happen every now and then. It’s a shame.
“It’s up to the club to decide whether I’m the right coach for this club. That’s not up to me.”
Guardiola guided Bayern to the Bundesliga title in his first in charge, while they can still win the domestic double as well. They take Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal on 17. (goal.com)